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Every year, large numbers of students hop the big pond to study abroad in jolly ol' England. As one of the most accessible and well-known countries in the world, it is no wonder that England plays host to such a myriad of students, whose reasons, fields of study, and backgrounds range from artists, history buffs, poets, and everyone in between.

Studying in England is a great match for students embarking on their first international experience - with few language barriers and easily navigable streets, students find getting caught up in the British way of life not only comfortable, but also addicting. We've all seen pictures of the quaint, rolling English countryside, but many students aim to learn what else this prominent country has to offer.

Popular Destinations

England has no shortage of reputable and high quality colleges and universities. From the vibrant and multicultural circuses of London to the historic cobblestoned streets of Bath to the up-all-night university town of Newcastle, England's diversity offers a suitable fit for every type of student.

London

The country's capital and most famous city, London is a clear pick for the thousands of students who choose London each year for study abroad. People from all corners of the planet flock here, creating a dynamic melting pot. Dodge skateboarders, ride on a double-decker bus, and stuff your face with Cadbury as you peruse the city’s landmarks - there's no shortage here, with Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The Tower of London, among countless others!

Newcastle

Nestled in England's northeastern corner and located on the Tyne river, the city of Newcastle is known to have a night life that rivals London. Home to a large population of students and university football fans, Newcastle boasts a great variety of eateries, pubs, sports matches, theaters, night clubs, festivals, and music venues.

Pro tip: be sure to check out the Alnwick Castle (about a 30 minute bus ride away) while you're in Northumberland. A must-see for Harry Potter and/or History aficionados!

Cambridge and Oxford

These words have nearly become synonymous with quality education, and for a taste of England's educational system, these universities will be the most delicious.

Nearly a quarter of the University of Oxford's student population are international students, and the university itself has the unique superlative of being the world's very first university for learners of English. Surrounded by a community of academics who highly value their studies, when you take your nose out of your book, you're faced with a backdrop of beautiful architecture, small shops, and the Thames River.

On the flipside, the University of Cambridge sits an hour east of London, in an area highly concentrated in business ventures. Students, Gothic architecture, the famous view of King's College from across the river, and history all come together to comprise a dynamic and interesting city that houses the second oldest university in the western world.

Planning Your Trip

Immersion and Cultural Activities

Sometimes, programs will throw in a few weekend or week-long activities to sweeten the deal. These excursions can be educational, fun, or both - and if you have the extra money to spend, finding a program that offers such experiences may be a worthwhile investment.

If you prefer to travel local, programs like Panrimo's offer customizable excursions, where you can see famous castles or Shakespeare's old stomping grounds.

It is possible to select a program that does not include activities so you can instead organize them independently. If you are self-reliant and motivated to create your own adventure, this type of study abroad experience will be both challenging and fulfilling!

Scholarships

England's use of the pound as its form of currency can make us dollar-holders a little apprehensive to invest in living there. Avoid budget-making headaches or skipped meals to finance fun by applying for the following scholarships:

Study Abroad Programs in England

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Summer Study Abroad Programs in England

Summer is a great time to study abroad in England!

Internships in England

England offers many great internship opportunties for those seeking real-life business experience.

Get to Know England 🇬🇧

From Buzzing London to tranquil Grasmere, England is accommodating to all different travelers. If you are here to see the tourist destinations, London will gladly keep you busy; however, if you want get off the beaten path, rent a car and drive around to get a true look at England -- don't forget to stay on the left side of the road!

Cost of Living

Living in England, particularly London, is very expensive compared to many places in the World.

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals
  • $16.33 - inexpensive meal
  • $68.02 - date at a mid-range restaurant
  • $8.16 - meal at fast food chain
Monthly rent
  • $1026.43 - for a one bedroom apartment in a city center
  • $841.96 - for a one bedroom apartment outside of a city center
Utilities About $250.93 per month
Cell phone About $49 per month
Local transportation
  • A monthly pass: about $88.43
  • A one-way ticket: about $3.40
Personal expenses
  • Pair of jeans: $79.26
  • 0.5L of domestic beer: $5.17
  • Cappuccino: $3.76
  • Movie ticket: $13.60
Total Expect to spend anywhere from $2,000 to $7,000 on housing, airfare and other expenses.
Source: United Kingdom Numbeo

Housing

Rent throughout parts of England can be pricey. Typically, rental units will be in older building that haven't been recently updated. Having a flatmate is a good way to reduce the cost of rent, which can cost over $1000 a month in the cities.

Popular resources for finding available apartments or rooms to rent are Gumtree, SpareRoom, and for students, UniPlaces.

Food & Drink

  • England has a broad spectrum of dining options, from high-end restaurants to casual pubs.
  • Popular foods to try include the Full English Breakfast, cornish pasties, Yorkshire pudding, crumpets, and a roast dinner with gravy.
  • England is well known for its pubs and nightlife and has been a beer crafting country for hundreds of years. Craft breweries have made a resurgence lately, so you will likely find locally brewed beers on tap throughout England. Expect to see many ales, lagers, and IPA's at your local pub.
  • People in the north of England often refer to dinner as tea and lunch as dinner.

Tips & Tricks

  • England is well-connected by bus and rail.
  • Politeness is highly valued. Always say "please", "thank you", and "sorry".
  • Appliances use plug type G (used across the UK and Ireland) and the standard voltage is 230 V.

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